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Today's News

  • Overlooked Titans overpower Chargers

    Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither watched the pairings show for the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 last Friday morning.

    When the 8th Region was drawn to play the 4th Region in a first-round game at noon March 15 at Rupp Arena, the announcers discussed a handful of teams who could represent the former.

    To Gaither, though, there was one noticeable absence – Collins.

    So he mentioned that to his team before it took on Bullitt East later that night. 

  • Shelby County School Board: Positive energy for the schools

    With difficult and depressing budget forecasts recently dominating meetings, the Shelby County Board of Education received some good news during Thursday's gathering at Clear Creek Elementary.

    District Energy Manager Sherman Adams relayed big savings the district has seen with some electric upgrades, rebates and habit changes.

    The district uses the 2009-10 school year as baseline data, because it's the year before Adams started in his role.

  • Shelby County School Board: Students eating healthier at school

    Members of the Shelby County School Board found out Thursday that even with increased regulations, Shelby County students already are getting healthy lunches that meet new national standards.

    Food Services Coordinator Evell Coomer and District Health Coordinator Traci Earley combined to provide a report on the district's nutrition and physical activity during Thursday's meeting.

    Coomer started the report, stating that lunch services were up 3 percent in the district, with 65.5 percent of the students purchasing lunch district-wide.

  • Missed shots leave Titans ill after close losses

    Thursday night’s game was enough to make Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder sick.

    Laken Grey’s banked-in, 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Danville a 55-54 victory over the Titans and Conder, who became so physically ill late in the game that he had to leave the floor for a few moments.

    Ironically Conder came down with a case of the flu during the fourth quarter, when his team lost a 16-point lead. The Admirals outscored Collins, 26-9, in the final 8 minutes after the Titans had led, 45-29, after three quarters.

  • How can schools deal with lower state funding?

    As the Shelby County Board of Education recently has wrestled with budget issues, both statewide and its own, its members reached out Monday to their local legislative representation.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation on bypass takes a new turn

    The Shelbyville City Council this Thursday finally will return to the re-annexation of the 70-plus acres on Harrington Mill Road and Freedom's Way.

    The city had annexed the property, which is owned by Allen and Tom Ruble, in May under the Interlocal Agreement with Shelby County, which gives the city the right to annex agreed upon property around the bypass if requested by the owner.

    However, questions arose about the legality of the annexation because it did not border any other city property.

  • Shelby's mild, mild winter is no record

    January may have roared in with a dusting of snow on the second, but it sure has whimpered out.

    Even thermometers were doing double takes on Tuesday as temperatures reached near record highs in the mid-60s. Blooms and bulbs were bursting forth, and golf courses have been plenty busy.

    This is winter? Sure doesn’t feel like it.

  • Shaping Up Shelby: Seniors try different paths to fitness

    Dance instructor Bob Devers changes the CD in the stereo, and about 20 people line up and start dancing to the Fat Joe and Nelly hit "Get It Poppin'."

    Not a song you would expect to hear in a line-dancing class.

    It's not just rap music, but pop, country and oldies tunes fill the space reserved for the class at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville on Friday evenings.

    One of the participants, Alma Clark, said she has been line dancing for 20 years.

    "I just love it," Clark said.

  • What we think: Recyled idea works better

    The saga involving Midwest Metals’ desire to open a facility in Shelby County seems to be on the road to an appropriate conclusion, which leaves us to ponder why there was such an unnecessary detour along the way.

    Midwest Metals, the recycling company, earned approval from the Triple S Board of Appeals on Thursday night to construct its collection complex on Windhurst Way, basically across the street from the acreage set aside for the new Shelby County Convenience Center adjacent to the Shelby County Industrial Park.

  • We congratulate: Shawn Allen’s U.S. Senate role

    Shawn Allen Jr., a junior at Shelby County High School, has spent these past few months getting to understand a process that most of us in the senior classes of life only barely can grasp.

    Mr. Allen since September has been a page for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell as part of the Senate Page School program.